Laurentian sources for detrital zircon grains in turbidite and deltaic sandstones of the Pennsylvanian Haymond Formation, Marathon Assemblage, West Texas, U.S.A.

James D. Gleason, George E Gehrels, William R. Dickinson, P. Jonathan Patchett, David A. Kring

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Abstract

U-Pb ages of individual detrital zircon grains from deltaic and turbidite sandstones of the lower to middle Pennsylvanian Haymond Formation (Marathon basin, west Texas) range from 320 Ma to 3 Ga, indicating a mixed provenance broadly similar to that of Ouachita Carboniferous turbidites and related fluvio-deltaic facies of Arkansas-Oklahoma. Differences with the Ouachita assemblage are attributed to the unique depositional setting of the Haymond Formation, which records final closure of a Hercynian-age remnant ocean basin at the western termination of the Ouachita-Marathon suture zone. Tectonic and sedimentary recycling along subduction zones separating Gondwanan (upper plate) and Laurentian (lower plate) blocks likely contributed to the Laurentia-dominated distribution of age provinces observed in the zircon population. Detrital-zircon age spectra are nearly identical for both facies of the Haymond Formation, reinforcing the hypothesis that subaerial fan or braid delta sandstones, and foredelta submarine-ramp turbidites, were part of an integrated depositional system fed by the same sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)888-900
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Research
Volume77
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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Laurentian sources for detrital zircon grains in turbidite and deltaic sandstones of the Pennsylvanian Haymond Formation, Marathon Assemblage, West Texas, U.S.A. / Gleason, James D.; Gehrels, George E; Dickinson, William R.; Patchett, P. Jonathan; Kring, David A.

In: Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol. 77, No. 11-12, 11.2007, p. 888-900.

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